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Tort law benefits from a wide range of literature that provide either general explanations of its tenets or in depth treatment of its minutia. Specific areas of tort law will be covered by separate guides.
These sources offer encyclopedic coverage of contract law and are recognized as standards of the field.
The American Law of Torts by
Call Number: KF1250.S568 1983
"Encyclopedic" coverage of torts in a multi-volume set (11 volumes in physical form!). Though available in the stacks, you can also access through Westlaw. Click the title link above.
Harper, James and Gray on Torts by
Call Number: KF1250 .H37 2006 (Law Reserves)
This venerable three volume treatise is updated and older editions can be found in the stacks.
Law of Torts by
Call Number: KF1250 .D59 2011
Available at Westlaw. (Click on the link in the title above). Older editions are in stacks. This is the "replacement" for the no longer updated Prosser and Keeton on Torts.
Call Number: KF1250 .P73 1984 (Law Reserves)
One of the greatest classic treatises of all time and certainly one of the best for torts. Regrettably, it has not been updated since 1988 pocket part for the 1984 5th Edition. A 1971 4th Edition is available for check out in the stacks.
Single volume books on contracts, often giving more general coverage. These books aim to instruct law students, practitioners and laypersons.
Forms and Functions of Tort Law by
Call Number: KF1250.Z9 A27 2012 (Law Reserves)
Older editions in stacks.
Hornbook on Torts by
Call Number: KF1250 .D56 2016
Single volume work brought to you by the same team that makes the larger Law of Torts above.
Torts in a Nutshell by
Call Number: KF1250.Z9 K53 2015
Older editions in stacks.
Restatements of Torts
Compilation of "black letter law", produced by the American Law Institute (ALI), for torts as determined by recognized experts in practice, academe and the judiciary. A first restatement was produced in the 1930s. This was subsequently revised and expanded in the Second Restatement. The ALI is in the process of making the Restatement Third, Torts, in which whole volumes replace, or will replace, topics of its predecessor. Though the Restatement Third will replace the Restatement Second, which, in turn, replaced the original restatement, it can be useful to look at the historical versions as contemporary cases will have relied upon them.
Contract Law Blog
Blog on torts with lead editor Christopher J. Robinette from the Widener Commonwealth Law School